“Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully” (1 Corinthians 9:6, ESV).
God wants you to obey Him even when things are not going your way. If your marriage is hurting, begin to minister to others in need. When your children are in difficult situations, start serving in the children’s ministry. When your finances are almost at rock bottom and you don’t see any resources coming your way, give whenever the Holy Spirit touches your heart and prompts you to give.
God wants you to obey Him, my friends. When you obey Him, you will see the windows of heaven open to you. God will not withhold His hand from you, because He longs to pour out His blessing on you, to show you His favor.
This is a “blessing” message. I want to see you blessed and I encourage you to receive the fullness of God’s blessing whether you have much or whether you say, “I have so little.” God honors that.
Maybe you have only a little bit of time to serve others in the kingdom of God because your job is so demanding or you must travel a lot. You may have little time to give to your church but take that little bit that you have and begin to pour it out on others and you will find that God will multiply that. Your time and effort will be multiplied, and you will find yourself with more time to do other things plus more time to be with God.
When you find yourself giving away the smallest of things, of being generous like Jesus is generous, the Holy Spirit will use the simplest, almost foolish things of this world and return a blessing to you.
“Give, and it shall be given unto you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap” (Luke 6:38, ESV).
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon